Today Kelley covered the difference between spray dyed yarn and hand-painted yarn, what color pooling is and how to use it to your advantage, and she shared patterns and yarns demonstrating these topics.
Last week’s prize-winner: Lynn Granger Warfield won a free pair of Alpaca Direct Comfort Quarter Socks.
This week's prize: Two skeins of Malabrigo Riosin colorways Ravelry Red and Diana.
Susie Rogers Reading Mitts by Susie Rogers
Brain Frieze by Susan Ashcroft
Lacery Socks by Michelle Hunter
Langfield Hat by Martina Behm
Pheasant Scarf by Sharon Fuller
Acquarello by Nadita Swings
Moyen Age by Hada Knits
Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich
The helix stripe knitting technique can be used to prevent pooling with hand-painted yarns.
If you've ever struggled with the decrease section when knitting a hat on 16-inch circular needles, you need to learn the Magic Loop method of knitting. Similarly, if you hate how sweater sleeves twist up while knitting in the round, you need to learn the magic loop technique.
This technique works on just about any size project, so you can use it exclusively for smaller projects in the round, such as hats, sleeves, mittens, cowls, socks, and so on.
Kelley just finished knitting the Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry, and she's fallen in love with mosaic knitting.
While it sounds complicated or fiddly—mosaics are made up of little pieces of glass, after all—mosaic knitting is super easy. Seriously, you end up with a beautiful colorwork project, but you're only using one color in each row.